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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Janine Barchas; Kristina Straub “Curating Will & Jane” provides an overview of the exhibition, Will & Jane: Shakespeare, Austen, and the Cult of Celebrity , opening at the Folger Shakespeare Library in August 2016. Shakespeare and Austen became literary celebrities roughly 200 years after...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 29–59.
Published: 01 September 2011
... anecdotes to larger concerns about English self-representation and the political authority that it alternately appeased and resisted. Specifically, the essay will follow Angelo from an anecdote he tells about George III at a Royal Academy exhibition, through an account of the constitutional crisis of 1783...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 76–98.
Published: 01 January 2019
... of rational religion. To its followers, Methodism offered a model of spiritual sincerity and moral piety through internal revelations best exhibited through passionate, extemporary preaching. For anti-Methodists, it was crucial to formalize the supposedly organic occurrence of the extempore, thus reducing its...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 30–60.
Published: 01 April 2022
... into reciprocal obligations, pursuing their interests, while recognizing their natural rights. But Farquhar's comedies exhibit a conspicuous distrust of the legal profession, and of contract as a means of ensuring ethical solutions either to domestic or political conflicts. Farquhar's engagements with the law...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 114–117.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Paul Stock Georgians Revealed: Life, Style, and the Making of Modern Britain , an exhibition held at the British Library, 8 November 2013–11 March 2014 . Accompanying book by Goff Moira , Goldfinch John , Limper-Herz Karen , and Peden Helen , with an introduction by Goodrich...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 93–101.
Published: 01 January 2014
... month. Barchas had been working with a team of programmers and student research assistants at the University of Texas to create an interactive “walk-­through” website that reproduces the experience of visiting a three-­room exhibition of 141 paint- ings by Sir Joshua Reynolds, an exhibit...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 106–113.
Published: 01 April 2010
... of Derby in Liverpool (New Haven: Yale Univ., 2008). Pp. xii + 216. 204 ills. $75. ISBN 978-0-300-11745-5.1 J This splendid publication and the exhibition it accompanied were planned to coincide with the eight-hundredth anniversary of the charter of the city...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 115–119.
Published: 01 September 2019
... painting, the Royal Academy and other exhibitions, reproductive prints, and graphic satire. McPherson s focus on three key figures the painter Joshua Reynolds (1723 92), and the actors David Garrick (1717 79) and Sarah Siddons (1755 1831) goes beyond a mere analysis of the mechanisms that allowed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 1–32.
Published: 01 September 2015
....” Concentrating on the Royal Academy exhibition of 1784, Hal- lett explores the way paintings, as they faced one another across the room, interacted: “The format of the Royal Academy exhibitions encouraged cer- tain kinds of pictorial dialogue between individual paintings and the mass of other works...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 104–109.
Published: 01 April 2013
... Ronald Paulson The Johns Hopkins University Martin Postle, ed. Johan Zoffany, RA: Society Observed (New Haven: Yale Univ., 2011). Pp. 320. 225 color + 5 b/w ills. $75 J The dust jacket image of the Zoffany catalog for the recent exhibition...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 136–146.
Published: 01 January 2002
... Modern Love. In May 1765 Bradford adver- tised a sixteen-shilling subscription for four prints to be engraved by J[abez] Goldar, while the pictures were on exhibition as A Love Match at the Free Society, and one of the prints was at the Society of Artists.2...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 136–165.
Published: 01 January 2004
... (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000). Pp. 264. 200 ills. £55. ISBN 0-7546-0358-x Over the past decade the complex and fruitful interchanges between Britain and Italy by means of the Grand Tour have undergone major reassessments, signalled by exhibitions in London, Philadelphia...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 70–94.
Published: 01 January 2002
.... Class strictures also demanded that middling- and upper-rank women remain physically noncompetitive. Laboring women had to be strong, wore clothing that enabled physical exertion, and could shout or exhibit themselves in public. Men of the middling and upper ranks...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 119–135.
Published: 01 January 2002
... Sporting with Clothes 121 mount; and the subtitle of a painting similar to this—The Joys of the Chase, or The Rising Woman and Falling Man, which was exhibited at the Free Society in 1780— also indicates a spirit of competition between the sexes.3 In both works...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 153–155.
Published: 01 January 2009
... Considering the many publications and exhibitions devoted to the Venetian view painter Canaletto (1697 – 1768), it is surprising that so little attention has been paid to his great Dutch predecessor, Jan van der Heyden (1637 – 1712), who died when the young Canaletto was still finding himself...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 April 2007
... to be Avoided by Some & Imitated by Others if they Please.1 On 15 May 1809, William Blake issued an advertisement for his forthcom- ing exhibition, to be held above his brother’s hosiery shop in Broad Street, London. At an unknown date during the summer, he opened the display of his paintings along...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 124–129.
Published: 01 January 2018
... of figuration. Silver, by contrast, examines the correspondence between curatorial practices and models of cognition by organizing his study as a collection of exhibits in a “virtual museum,” serving as the book’s digital companion. Examining these distinctive contributions to eighteenth-century studies...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 36–40.
Published: 01 September 2010
... by any other artist. Lawrence and Wilton-­Ely’s volume, which accompanied the exhibition at the Cooper-­Hewitt National Design Museum in 2007 – 2008, attempts to address one of the most important, yet little-­studied, aspects of Piranesi’s career: his work as a designer. Although this book...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 127–141.
Published: 01 September 2009
... but illuminating new intro- duction by Frank Salmon. In January, Yale published a collection of essays by several hands, James “Athenian” Stuart: The Rediscovery of Antiquity, edited by Susan Weber Soros. The latter volume accompanied a joint exhibit of 150 Stuart-­related pieces at Manhattan’s Bard...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): v–ix.
Published: 01 April 2001
... an issue devoted to a special topic. Other features that developed over the next decade were film forums, museum and exhibition reviews, and high-quality reproductions of illus- trations, including color. Bob also incorporated the review essay, which offers a “state...